July 1 | MaalGaadi
Today, at MaalGaadi, a trunk show featuring 16 labels promises to showcase the latest in fashion. Be it menswear brands like Antar Agni or Nishka Lulla’s flowy skirts for women, or even heritage jewellery by Anarae and Royal Enfield-inspired shirts from Sukhet Dhir, the choice is plenty. Till tomorrow. Details: 42103242
July 2 | Nicky’s Cafe and Fine Pastries
Ever looked up recipes of choux pastry online, but failed to nail it? Try your luck at this workshop at Nicky’s Cafe and Fine Pastries in Egmore, where you can not only learn to make choux pastry, but also desserts like croquembouche, St Honoré Gateau, and others. Also have a go at making flaky puff pastry from scratch. Rs 1,800. From 2-5 pm. Details: 8951176902
July 4 | Bengaluru
In Bengaluru this weekend? Head to The Leela Palace if you are interested in art. The hotel is hosting the second edition of the India Arts and Gems Fair, at The Collonade. Over 100 artists, galleries, art collectors and enthusiasts from across the country are showcasing their works at the event. Expect names like Yusuf Arakkal, Suhas Roy, Rini Dhumal, Shakti Burman and others. Till July 4.
Details: 080 25211234
Time to play
July 6 | Multiple venues
Three weeks of high-quality theatre are all that’s required to make your July a culturally rich one. The Short+Sweet Theatre festival has lined up 47 plays for its fifth edition, which starts next week. Elsewhere, The Little Theatre Festival has lined up four plays, from July 7. At Egmore Museum Theatre.
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July 3 | Le Creuset
Stock up on the most exquisite pieces from French cookware brand, Le Creuset, as their ongoing end-of-season sale offers discounts of up to 40 per cent, freebies and more. Our pick is the stoneware pie bird (Rs 500 before discount) in almond, cerise and volcanic shades. We also love the Vitesse wine decanting fountain (Rs 7,000) which has a unique system that maximises aeration (buy this and get another free). Order from their store in Delhi and have your package home delivered. At Select City Walk Mall, New Delhi. Details: 011 41029592
July 5 | Bote A Mano
When Italian leather meets fabrics from the East, a stunning range of footwear like that of Bote A Mano’s is born. Founded by an Iranian-Italian couple, the brand’s products beautifully incorporate elements from multiple countries — like ikat from Tehran, brocade from Varanasi, striped cotton fabric from Bhutan, and more. More about their inaugural collection on P 7
July 7 | Britain
With the pound falling hard and airfare prices dipping, one thing is certain: this is the best time to travel to the UK. Opt for this five-day, tailor-made luxury trip that includes a helicopter ride to Blenheim Palace, driving through the English countryside in an Aston Martin and living in a 2,000-acre, 17th century Jacobean manor house in Oxfordshire. From Rs 5,91,000 onwards. Till July 31. Details: elegantresorts.co.uk
At the movies
July 1 | SPI Cinemas
It has become almost customary for David Yates to come up with something spectacular (take his Harry Potter movies for example). Before he takes us back into the wizarding world again, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, catch his Legend Of Tarzan. The movie features an ensemble cast, with Alexander Skarsgård in the lead, supported by Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz.
July 2 | France
The cream of cycling’s top athletes will be at the starting line for the 2016 Tour de France. The 21-stage race that starts at Mont Saint-Michel and ends at Paris—including a legendary climb up Mont Ventoux—begins tomorrow. Watch Britain’s Chris Froome attempt to become the first rider since Miguel Indurain (1995) to successfully defend his Tour de France title.
Till July 24. 4 pm onwards. Details: tensports.com